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« on: November 29, 2006, 09:02:17 PM »

Reader review by Bill Hiers.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 12:45:47 PM »

A brilliant film. And the ending is a stunner. (IMHO) Probably one of the best endings for a film, I've ever seen.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 06:07:14 PM »

Great film, id'd here by darkautumn from my feeble description and by others for others.

Truly a BadMovies.org favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 08:23:56 PM »

This is a good one and, as Ulthar pointed out, a common movie that people remember, but do not know the title.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 05:39:16 AM »

A few random cast notes:

Our Hero, David West, is played by Edward Judd, who was Arnold Bedford in First Men on the Moon and Peter Stenning in The Day the Earth Caught Fire.

Roger Campbell is played by Niall MacGinnis, who was Zeus in Jason and the Argonauts and Julian Karswell in Night of the Demon.

Reginald Landers is played by Eddie Byrne, probably best known to Star Wars for his minor as General Willard, the Rebel officer who greets Leia on Yavin IV in A New Hope. He was also Inspector Mulrooney in Hammer's version of The Mummy, making a total of three movies he's done with Peter Cushing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 01:12:07 PM »

this is another one that i mean to get my hands on. It looks niffty.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006, 06:14:16 PM »

I can still clearly remember the first time I caught this one on late night TV back in the early 80's. After that  very first guy walks into the cave to investigate those eerie sounds and is killed by the unseen monsters, I was completely hooked and sat transfixed throughout the movie. It's one of my best monster flick memories from childhood.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006, 11:33:35 PM »

This is a Peter Cushing film that I have yet to view.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 01:56:13 AM »

I remember the first time I watched this.  It was way back in 1970 on KABC in Los Angeles.  They blacked out the Rams game on Monday Night Football and showed this instead.  That slurping sound has haunted me to this day.  A real classic. It is a good b-movie, but not a "bad movie" in any sense.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007, 12:10:48 AM »

I just realized, and I'm ashamed I mentioned this nowhere in my review, but the Silicates appear to be a metaphor for cancer. Think about it. Doctors trying to cure cancer accidentally unleash cancer on a global scale. The Silicates basically behave like cancer cells or some kind of malignant germ or virus, reproducing at a breakneck pace and devouring and reproducing and devouring and reproducing, etc., and, like cancer, they can be killed using radiation and are unkillable by "convential means."
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2007, 10:46:49 AM »

Scared the fertilizer outta me as a kid.
More proof that Brit B-actors are better then most yank B's.
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008, 07:49:07 PM »


 I caught this movie on late night television in Okla. City on 'The After Midnight Show' from about 12am to 2am...believe you me at 2 am when this movie finished I could barely walk back upstairs to my bedroom checking all dark corners and closets on my way there knowing that a Silicate was ready to grab me...This movie single handedly creeped me out more than any other film I could remember until, perhaps, ALIEN came along and it has been one of my favorites ever since...still have the Universal VHS of it and the print is pristine...better yet watch it in HD on the Universal HD station...pure entertainment!
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